Little Joy

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Attempting to compile a list of good side-project albums by drummers of successful bands is a task that will have you stumped almost from the beginning. It appears that Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti has done the impossible, though, with Little Joy, the band he formed in 2008 with Rodrigo Amarante of the Brazilian band Los Hermanos and Los Angeles singer/songwriter Binki Shapiro. Fab doesn't do the singing, but he wrote or co-wrote all the songs and provides a good portion of musical backing for Amarante and Shapiro's restrained vocals. Not only is the result not the embarrassment that some more uncharitable people may have anticipated, but Little Joy is a good -- sometime...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Attempting to compile a list of good side-project albums by drummers of successful bands is a task that will have you stumped almost from the beginning. It appears that Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti has done the impossible, though, with Little Joy, the band he formed in 2008 with Rodrigo Amarante of the Brazilian band Los Hermanos and Los Angeles singer/songwriter Binki Shapiro. Fab doesn't do the singing, but he wrote or co-wrote all the songs and provides a good portion of musical backing for Amarante and Shapiro's restrained vocals. Not only is the result not the embarrassment that some more uncharitable people may have anticipated, but Little Joy is a good -- sometime very good -- album. A laid-back and easy to digest album with no grand statements to absorb or deeper meanings to dig for, it's made up of simple songs recorded simply and sung sweetly. The variety of influences on display like midtempo Memphis soul, lovers rock, bossa nova, early-'70s singer/songwriters, and sunshiny pop gives you an idea of the mood the record conjures. The pieces are mixed and matched smoothly and with an ease and peaceful grace, making the record a joy to listen to. The hooky songs with summery grooves the sweetly romantic "Brand New Start," "No One's Better Sake" and the semi-rockers the kinda Stroke-y "Keep Me in Mind" are the first to grab you, but the quiet acoustic songs are just as nice. The gentle touch they display on "Unattainable" and "Don't Watch Me Dancing" is far from what you'd expect from the drummer of the Strokes, but it works perfectly for the trio. It's unlikely that this will become Moretti's full-time gig anytime soon, but he's using his downtime to the fullest with Little Joy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2008
  • Label: Rough Trade Us
  • UPC: 883870048521
  • Catalog Number: 485
  • Sales rank: 37,248

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Little Joy Primary Artist
Mike Davis Trumpet
Adam Green Background Vocals
Andy Leonard Clarinet
Fabrizio Moretti Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Background Vocals, Melodica, Guitar (Tenor), Group Member
Nick Valensi Background Vocals
Devendra Banhart Vocals
Noah Georgeson Guitar, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar
Rodrigo Amarante Organ, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Ukulele, Vocals, Background Vocals, Mellotron, Classical Guitar, Group Member
Mia Barcia Colombo Cello
Loribeth Capella Background Vocals
Andrew Balogh Baritone Saxophone
Ryan Duffy Violin
Alison Lowell Oboe
Maciej Sflif Bassoon
Binki Shapiro Guitar, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Brendan Speltz Violin
David Tuohy Background Vocals
Keegan Wood Trombone
Wen Yee Viola
Amy Tatum Woodwind
Loribeth Capella Background Vocals
Mia Barcia-Colombo Cello
Andy Leonard Clarinet
Technical Credits
Thom Monahan Producer, Audio Production
Brett Kilroe Artwork
Noah Georgeson Producer, Audio Production
Maria Eugenia Baker Photo Courtesy
Binki Shapiro Artwork
Beau Raymond Audio Production
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